Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for February, 2007

Birds in the News 72 (v2n23)

European Robin, Erithacus rubecula, grabbing a mealworm.

Bryce Canyon

Tree over Bryce Canyon. Image: James Neeley. As long as you send images to me (and I hope it will be for forever), I shall continue to share them with my readership. My purpose for posting these images is to remind all of us of the grandeur of the natural world and that there is…

When Seagulls Attack!

Ever had your beach picnic spoilt by seagulls trying snatch your sarnies? Or been ambushed by the birds while quietly minding your own business? Well here’s an opportunity to get your own back and have a bit of fun with this interactive game. See if your score makes the grade. (Click play on the lower…

Blog Carnival Available

The red carpet edition of pediatric grand rounds is now available.

This is a fun quiz to play with and I think it is reasonably accurate, although rather singular in its focus (I think it should give percentages as to what your different intelligences are), but what do you think?

Old Fence

Fence along Big Sur, California. Light hdr and Orton processing. Image: James Neeley. As long as you send images to me (and I hope it will be for forever), I shall continue to share them with my readership. My purpose for posting these images is to remind all of us of the grandeur of the…

I Got 8600 — How About You?

Try this online sheepdog trial game and see how good you are at preventing those pesky sheep from escaping! Get a high enough score and you can challenge a friend.

Toyger, Toyger, Burning Bright ..

Tiger, Tiger, burning bright In the forest of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? And what shoulder and what art Could twist the sinews…

Thylacine Video

Below the fold is video from 1933 of the last Tasmanian tiger, the thylacine. Thylacines, now extinct, were carnivorous marsupials that inhabited Tasmania until they were wiped out by a human campaign of extermination that lasted through the nineteenth and into the twentieth centuries, although thylacines were never a threat to anyone. You can learn…

Sea Change

Ecosystems along the continental shelf waters of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, from the Labrador Sea south of Greenland all the way to North Carolina, are experiencing large, rapid changes. While some scientists have pointed to the decline of cod from overfishing as the main reason for the shifting ecosystems, a recent paper emphasizes that climate…